Some of the many attendees to this year's Bubbles and Truffles event, held on Friday, Feb. 7.
Some of the many attendees to this year's Bubbles and Truffles event, held on Friday, Feb. 7.
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WINSTED — It was a night like no other as local organization Friends of Main Street held its 14th annual Bubbles and Truffles event at the Crystal Peak Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 7.
The event is the main yearly benefit for the organization which holds various programs and events throughout the year, including the Fall Foliage Festival, Christmas on Main Street and the town’s summer concert series held at East End Park.
This year, $10 from every ticket sold went to town tourism programs.
Hundreds of residents attended this year’s event, crowding Crystal Peak Ballroom from the very beginning of the event.
There was plenty of wine and beer served at the event, including offerings from Little Red Barn Brewers, Norbrook Farm Brewery, Brewery Legitimus, Litchfield Distillers, Slocum & Sons, Brescome-Barton Inc., Highland Imports, Opici Wine Imports, and Hartley & Parker.
There were also plenty of chocolates served at the event from Six Spoons Chocolatier, The Litchfield Candy Company, Fascia’s Chocolates, along with food by Noujaim’s Mediterranean Bistro, Rowley Grill & Tap, and Crystal Peak.
“We always have lots of people attending Bubbles and Truffles because it’s something that this community appreciates year after year,” Organization President Fran Delaney said. “This is the best time of the year for an event like this because it’s past the holiday season and the winter is usually a dead period. Having a night out for people is a great opportunity. You get to experience all kinds of foods from the best restaurants in town and to experience great local breweries all in one place.”
Delaney said that, over the past 14 years, Bubbles and Truffles has become a Winsted tradition.
“And Friends of Main Street is doing what it always does, and that helps the businesses downtown, along with the Economic Development to make for a better environment for the businesses.”
One of the vendors at the event was Little Red Barn Brewers.
“We’ve been here for many years, originally as home brewers way before we even had a brewery,” co-owner Matthew Day said. “Every time we come back there are more and more people. It’s awesome because everybody comes together in a big way.”
“This has become a great town tradition,” Mayor Candy Perez said. “Every year it brings people together from the community to enjoy a nice night out and I always look forward to it.”
At press time, the amount raised at the event was not available.
For more information about Friends of Main Street go to fomswinsted.org.

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